by Joby Jacob Jewel Avenue has always had its share of problems. Recent news however, compels me to write you and urge you to ask DOT to undertake a corridor-wide study of this street.
The 4.2 mile bike lane on 73rd Avenue from Main Street to 230th Street has a 1.2 mile gap from 199th Street to Springfield Boulevard. The current path connected to a variety of other cycling infrastructure, including the Kew Garden bike lanes, the Eastern Queens Greenway, and the recently installed Alley Edge. Unfortunately this gap… Read More Free Helmets and New Bike Lanes in Eastern Queens
Even before founding the Eastern Queens Greenway, Joby Jacob has been fighting to extend the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway Greenway to the Long Island border. Yesterday was a major win toward that dream. Come celebrate the win with us on Friday the 21st at 2:00 as we gather with many of the politicians, organizations, and activists… Read More Come Celebrate the Motor Parkway Bill Passing in Albany!
Welcome to the Women’s Ride on Queens Boulevard! We’re riding to celebrate women and gender non-conforming people who bike, promote solutions to address the gender gap in cycling, and advocate for the continuation of the protected bike lanes on Queens Blvd! This ride is organized by the women of the “Queens Bike Family,” a consortium… Read More Women’s Ride June 9, 2019
Eastern Queens is one of the best places to bike in New York City! If you want to explore our miles of new protected bike lanes and splendid parks with your family, but you need some help to get everyone rolling, here are some upcoming classes that can help you kick off this spring! If… Read More Learn to Ride in Eastern Queens this Spring!
If you haven’t already heard, there is a Congestion Pricing workshop tonight: Thursday March 21st from 6:30 to 8:30 Martin Van Buren High School 230-17 Hillside Avenue Queens Village, N.Y. 11428
Our own John Kelly spoke to Mayor Bill de Blasio on the The Brian Lehrer Show to ask about the Kissena Way delays from DoT and Parks Department. The Mayor had a great response.… Read More Mayor Bill de Blasio Recognizes the Kissena Way
by the Board of Directors Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce We know that a successful environment for business depends on having fast, reliable transit options for our customers and employees to get to our locations, and in order for us to deliver goods and services within Flushing and across New York City. Unfortunately, the public… Read More The Flushing Chamber of Commerce Knows that Businesses Will Struggle Until We #FixTheSubway
By John Kelly Building a better transportation network in Eastern Queens is very important to me. I’m starting a masters program in Brookyln and I need to take classes remotely because traveling the 12 miles home from their campus isn’t feasible at night. It takes me about two hours each way to travel the 13… Read More Why John Feels That Now is the Time We Can #FixTheSubway Together
We are Eastern Queens residents who commute to work and school, shops, restaurants, and parks via public transportation, as well as other modes of transportation. Our vision for our communities is one where all residents can live independently without a car. This means we need safe streets for walking and biking and accessing transit within… Read More Eastern Queens Greenway Supports the #FixTheSubway Coalition
by Juan Restrepo Hi my name is Juan Restrepo and I am the Queens Organizer for Transportation Alternatives. We are a non profit advocacy group that advocates and supports the rights of pedestrians cyclists and mass transit users. For us, there is no citywide policy that will completely reshape our city in that image like… Read More Juan Works on These Issues Every Day and He Knows We Need To #FixTheSubway Now
The Riders Alliance is putting together an action on Sunday, and they’d love for you to join them! Queens riders are holding Subway Woes Bingo as part of our efforts to call attention to the need for congestion pricing to help fix the subways and buses and pressure Queens elected officials to pass it in… Read More Join #FixTheSubway Subway Woes Bingo in Queens!
The Kissena Way project looks to connect Flushing Meadows, Kissena Corridor, Kissena, and Peck Parks by a single family-safe path. In this effort we already have support from almost 1,000 community members, a letter from the Parks Committee of Queens Community Board 7, and letters from great local politicians: Assembly Member Rozic, Council Member Koo, Council Member Grodenchik, Senator Stavisky, Assembly Member Braunstein, Council Member Vallone, and Senator John Liu. The next step is to work with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Parks & Recreation to conduct a long-overdue study for the completion of this route.… Read More Kissena Way Support Grows with John Liu
Join us today, on Presidents’ Day, for some community organizing at 7:30 at the historic Flushing Quaker Meetings House… Read More Eastern Queens Greenway Meeting Tonight
Commuters are coming together in Flushing on Tuesday to demand better public transportation. It’s 2019. It’s time that Albany and Governor Cuomo work together on a funding package to fix our broken subway. Join your neighbors and fellow riders for a Flushing for Public Transit Action. We’ll be calling on State Senators Liu and Stavisky,… Read More Come to Flushing to #FixTheSubway on Tuesday, January 29
The 111th precinct in Queens is working to bring motor vehicle crashes down to zero under new leadership, John Hall.… Read More Car crash injuries are down in the 111th Precinct
Yesterday voters came out strong to support Question 3, which will impose 2 year term limits on Community Boards every 8 years. 1,026,929 New Yorkers voted for the measure, 393,809 against, so it passed by a wide margin with 72.3% affirmative on the reform. It’s clear most New Yorkers are ready to move to a… Read More Question 3 Has Passed! Community Board Reform will Happen in NYC!
There is a lot of talk about the big elections tomorrow, but New Yorkers in the know are looking at what’s on the back of the ballot, the proposals. This is where we can make some directed changes in the good governance of our City and change some of the old, stale culture of New… Read More Flip the Ballot Over and Vote Yes on 3!
by John Choe Flushing NY On November 6th, voters will have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to reform our community board system — an often ignored but vital part of our City’s democracy. As a longtime observer and recently-appointed member of Community Board 7 in Queens, I’ve experienced a number of problems that would benefit from the… Read More #FlipYourBallot: Community Board Reform Now!